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The Simpsons: Season 12 (2000-2001)

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Series 12 finds Homer achieving the unthinkable: He suddenly becomes an intelligent man in "HOMR" after a crayon he lodged into his brain in childhood is removed. Sadly, he finds that his newfound smarts alienate him from most of his friends and family, although they do allow him to connect with Lisa. Elsewhere, Krusty the Clown learns he has a daughter (voice of Drew Barrymore) and Bart and his classmates form a boy band whose songs contain subliminal messages to join the Navy. The season concludes with the anthology episode "Simpsons Tall Tales," which reimagines the stories of Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed and Tom Sawyer to star the Simpsons family.

Cast

Julie Kavner
as Marge Simpson
Dan Castellaneta
as Homer Simpson/Abe/St. Peter/Satan/Willie/Sideshow Mel
Nancy Cartwright
as Bart Simpson/Boy Scout/Goldilocks/Nelson/Baby
Yeardley Smith
as Lisa Simpson
Marcia Wallace
as Mrs. Krabappel
Harry Shearer
as Mr. Burns/Smithers/Ned Flanders/Principal Skinner
Hank Azaria
as Apu/Carl/Comic-Book Guy/Snake/Moe Szyslak/Chief Wiggum
Tress MacNeille
as Woman with baby/Agnes Skinner/Rapunzel/Witch/Woman
Pamela Hayden
as Maya Angelou/Milhouse
Karl Wiedergott
as Christopher Walken/Soldier #2
Russi Taylor
as Sherri/Terri
Frank Welker
as Dolphin vocal effects
Joe Mantegna
as Fat Tony
Joey Fatone
as Himself
Kelsey Grammer
as Sideshow Bob
Stacy Keach
as Duff the 8th
Shawn Colvin
as Rachel Jordan
Marcia Mitzman Gaven
as Helen Lovejoy
Joshua Jackson
as Jesse Grass
Lance Bass
as Himself
Roger Daltrey
as Himself as The Who
Stephen King
as Himself
Zac Starkey
as Himself
Edward Norton
as Devon Bradley
Pete Townshend
as Himself as The Who
Frankie Muniz
as Frankie Muniz
Amy Tan
as Herself
Andre Agassi
as Himself
JC Chasez
as Himself
Pete Sampras
as Himself
John Entwistle
as Himself as The Who
John Updike
as Himself
Patrick McGoohan
as Number Six
Mike Scully
as Magic Palace announcer
Tom Savini
as Himself
Ben Bledsoe
as Ralph Wiggum's Singing Voice
Kathy Griffin
as Francine
Jan Hooks
as Manjula
Gary Coleman
as Himself
Marc Terenzi
as Millhouse Van Houten's Singing Voice
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

That annual "Treehouse of Horror" outing, and Sunday's season curtain-raiser, prove that "The Simpsons" hasn't lost any steam.

September 20, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

It's not the strongest season by far, but no episode feels like wasted time.

June 12, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Even halfway through their unplanned legacy, the show is still great.

November 8, 2017 | Full Review…

Throughout the season, the series manages the difficult task of being both timely and timeless.

October 31, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Just 'cause it's meta doesn't mean it's funny..

October 25, 2017 | Full Review…

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